Vanishing Sail, a multi-award winning Caribbean documentary film, is to be shown at the Barn Cinema, Dartington Hall Estate, near Totnes, at 7:30 pm on Thursday 25 January for prompt 8 pm start. The organisers would be very pleased to see SYC members at this event. Please click for details and online ticket sales if interested.
The film is presented by Classic Boat, with an introduction by local filmmaker Peter Nicholson and a post-screening Q&A with producer Justin Sihera.
On the island of Carriacou in the West Indies, the last wooden sailboat builder dreams of saving a great tradition passed down the generations from Scottish settlers that sailed there centuries ago. The film follows Alywn Enoe’s journey of determination and resilience over three years, from hauling trees with his sons, to a final traditional launching ceremony. Stories of the old Caribbean - trading by sail and smuggling contraband interweave a tribute to the independent spirit of a small island community.
The twenty eighth annual Starcross Steamer Pursuit race sponsored by Exe Sails, for monohull dinghies will be held on Sunday February 25th. The first start will be at 12:30, with a 150 minute race, high water is at 13:44, height 2.9m. The Exe estuary is sheltered and only extreme weather conditions prevent us from sailing.
Please note that entry to the Steamer is now full with a waiting list but not closed. Click here to go to the entry page if you want to be added to the waiting list. The website will automatically advise you when you are placed on the waiting list.
Click here for the 2017 steamer photo gallery.